Eyre Square arson attack causes €25,000 worth of damage to cars

Two of the cars destroyed at St Patrick's Avenue.
Two of the cars destroyed at St Patrick's Avenue.

Four parked cars were destroyed in an arson attack on a laneway off Eyre Square at the weekend.

An estimated €25,000 worth of damage was caused in the fire, which was started at around 1am last Saturday night/Sunday morning at St Patrick’s Avenue.

Minutes later, Gardaí arrested four men – aged between 21 and 26 – with Limerick addresses, who have since been charged with arson. All four are known to Gardaí in Limerick.

It’s understood that a 01-registered Renault Megane coupe was set alight, and the fire spread to three cars parked nearby, a 2008 VW Passat, a 2008 Ford Focus and a 2001 Toyota Yaris.

Garda estimates put the combined value of the damage at around €25,000.
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